By Ed King
David Cameron has told MPs he “very much suspects” the torrential rain and heavy flooding experienced by the UK recently is linked to climate change.
The comments are likely to anger many climate sceptics within the Conservative party and cabinet, which many fear would like to scrap some of the country’s tougher carbon cutting regulations.
The British Prime Minister was responding to a question from coalition colleague Tim Farron, President of the Liberal Democrat party.
Labour leader Ed Miliband also made the connection between recent extreme weather and global warming, calling for a review of the country’s flood and climate plans.
Cameron added he was “committed to carbon reduction targets”, highlighting the role of the Green Investment Bank in delivering funding for green infrastructre projects.
The debate over the impacts of climate change in the UK has gained profile in recent weeks, largely as a result of rising flood waters and severe storms that have battered the country.